The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
1/50 - 1/100.
FunctionReceptor for obesity factor (leptin). On ligand binding, mediates signaling through JAK2/STAT3. Involved in the regulation of fat metabolism and, in a hematopoietic pathway, required for normal lymphopoiesis. May play a role in reproduction. Can also mediate the ERK/FOS signaling pathway.
Tissue specificityIsoform A is expressed in fetal liver and in hematopoietic tissues and choroid plexus. In adults highest expression in heart, liver, small intestine, prostate and ovary. Low level in lung and kidney. Isoform B is highly expressed in hypothalamus.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 2 subfamily. Contains 4 fibronectin type-III domains. Contains 1 Ig-like (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
DomainThe cytoplasmic domain may be essential for intracellular signal transduction by activation of JAK tyrosine kinase and STATs. The WSXWS motif appears to be necessary for proper protein folding and thereby efficient intracellular transport and cell-surface receptor binding. The box 1 motif is required for JAK interaction and/or activation.
Post-translational modificationsOn ligand binding, phosphorylated on two conserved C-terminal tyrosine residues (isoform B only) by JAK2. Tyr-986 is required for complete binding and activation of PTPN11, ERK/FOS activation and, for interaction with SOCS3 (By similarity). Phosphorylation on Tyr-1141 is required for STAT3 binding/activation.
ICC/IF image of ab60042 stained MCF7 cells. The cells were 4% formaldehyde fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal Goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab60042, 5µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was ab96899, DyLight® 488 Goat anti-Rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/250 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.
ab60042 at 1/50-1/100 dilution staining Leptin Receptor in Human hepatocarcinoma by Immunohistochemistry, Formalin-fixed, Paraffin-embedded tissue.
The primary antibody was peroxidase-conjugated to the secondary antibody, followed by AEC staining.
References for Anti-Leptin Receptor antibody (ab60042)
This product has been referenced in:
Oh HK et al. Leptin receptor is induced in endometriosis and leptin stimulates the growth of endometriotic epithelial cells through the JAK2/STAT3 and ERK pathways. Mol Hum Reprod19:160-8 (2013).
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